I'm heading down to the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this weekend for two showings of my first feature Home, which is still playing on the festival circuit. (For information, click here.) I look forward to festivals because they give me an excuse to mainline movies for two or three straight days and then talk about them with people who are not easily geeked out. The RiverRun schedule looks like a bonanza. There's a lot of stuff in the lineup that I haven't even heard of, much less seen. One of the titles that I have seen already is James Bai's haunting modern Frankenstein movie Puzzlehead, a low budget sci-fi psychodrama that can stand proudly alongside any previous film adaptation of the novel. I will review it in NYPress next week.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the founder of The House Next Door.